A city centre theatre has been able to fix its leaky roof thanks to a £38,000 cash boost from the council.
The Mitchell Arts Centre received £38,178 from Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Community Investment Fund to part-fund repairs to part of the roof that had fallen into disrepair, causing water to drip into the dressing rooms and dance studio.
The repairs have now been carried out and the Broad Street theatre, which is a charity member of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.
Caroline Sherratt, from the Mitchell Arts Centre, said: “The money we received from the Community Investment Fund has been really valuable. We have been able to repair the roof to our dance studio and dressing rooms and maintain the building.
“This year, we’ve welcomed more and more people through our doors and we are confident that will continue throughout the new year and beyond.”
Councillor Lorraine Beardmore, cabinet member for culture, leisure and public health, said: “I am delighted that the Mitchell Arts Centre has been able to make some much-needed repairs to the building with support from Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Community Investment Fund.
“Not only does the venue welcome thousands of visitors and dozens of groups every year, it has a fantastic café facility which is a great community space. There’s lots going on and I would urge everyone to drop in and check it out.”
The fund was launched in 2017 and has since awarded £3.6 million in grants to 181 projects.
To find out more about the fund, click here.